Open Day: What should be done to verify fire incidents at the landfill site? : The India Tribune
Create a regulated waste disposal system
Despite the fact that protecting the environment should be a top priority when disposing of trash, the majority of us still indulge in dumping trash out in the open. Many people are unaware that even unintentional waste disposal can harm the environment and put people’s lives at risk. As a result of such irresponsible trash disposal, seven innocent lives were recently charred to death at the MC’s largest landfill. If the garbage had been sorted at source, the incident could have been avoided. Given these considerations, authorities should develop a regulated waste disposal system. Those responsible for the tragedy must be severely punished.
Severely punish the culprits
Severe penalties must be meted out to those responsible for the incineration of waste at the MC landfill. Moreover, proper arrangements must be made by the authorities to dispose of such a quantity of waste at regular intervals so that it cannot be accumulated for so long. Waste must be disposed of by the relevant authorities without harming anyone. However, compensation should be provided to families affected by such incidents.
Build walls around the landfill
It is sad to learn of the death of seven family members due to a fire that broke out in a hut located near a dump. The relevant authorities must be held responsible for not taking precautionary measures as a fire has occurred for a second time in the past few days. The municipality must erect four walls around the dump and no one should be allowed to live near it. Some fire extinguishers should be installed near the dump to control any fire incident in the future. Some officials should be deployed there for surveillance. Garbage should be separated and all combustible materials should be disposed of separately under expert supervision.
Mohd Saleem Farooqui
Create an appropriate infrastructure for waste collection
Exemplary sanctions should be imposed on the officials concerned in the event of such acts of negligence, as this would have a chilling effect on newly appointed officials. But, it must be ensured that a suitable area for waste disposal must be created somewhere away from residential areas. An appropriate infrastructure for the collection of waste from homes, separated into different containers, should be created. Hygienic transport and appropriate scientific decomposition of waste must be ensured.
Deploy officials to the dump
The landfill should be located away from the city. No one should be allowed to live nearby. Civic corps teams must carry out regular inspections. Drone surveillance must be carried out on a daily basis. Surveillance cameras should be installed along the landfill as they can help in the event of a fire. The MC must deploy officials to the site to prevent any untoward incident.
Joint admin efforts, people needed
Affected employees should be punished for dereliction of duty. It is their primary duty to protect the lives of residents living in and around landfills. On the other hand, it is the moral responsibility of people to be vigilant in the face of such incidents. The pile of rubbish should be checked at regular intervals. The administration should make sincere efforts to control the increasing amount of waste. Garbage disposal work can be contracted out to a private company. Some NGOs can also be mobilized for the cause. The public can also lend a hand in this regard. Collaborative efforts between administration and residents can help resolve the issue.
Bir Devinder Singh Bedi
The civic body should watch over the discharge
“Garbage collected in the city must be stored in one or another place for a certain period of time until it is disposed of. However, it must be protected from fire because fires lead to environmental pollution which is dangerous for people as well as other living beings. Toxic gases are produced by burning garbage, which will affect people living around landfills. The Municipal Corporation is responsible for waste management in the city and must be vigilant to prevent any unfortunate incident. Provisions must be put in place by the corporation to prevent any fire. A water source should also be available near the site. In addition, the water spray installation must also be available as planned in the event of forest fires in western countries. Everyone is concerned about the pollution created by the burning of organic matter and that is why even the burning of stubble by farmers is stopped by different means. Society also needs to learn from past experiences where many lives were lost due to fire that broke out in garbage dumps.
Save the FIR, convict
Recently there was news about a fire burning at the landfill. It’s dangerous. The non-segregation of garbage by the authorities and the population, or the negligence of municipal services could be the cause of the landfill fire. Sometimes MC workers set fire to the garbage. Those responsible for the incident should be reserved and condemned harshly. Without punishment such negligence cannot be controlled. Also, people living near the dump should be vigilant and live in a designated area marked by the municipality. The government should provide compensation for loss of life and property to victims. Money for the same should be taken from those responsible for such tragedies.
Upgrade the waste treatment plant
The administration should upgrade the waste treatment plant to dispose of garbage at the dump as soon as possible. The use of plastic bags should be strictly prohibited. Recyclable materials must be used by residents. Everyone should follow the principle of “reduce, reuse and recycle” waste. Effective management of the landfill by the Municipal Corporation is necessary to prevent the occurrence of fires at the landfill, which pollute the environment. Composting techniques can be adopted by households. These will reduce waste, create jobs and to some extent control land and environmental pollution. The officials of the civic body concerned must be held personally responsible and sanctioned in an exemplary manner for the gross negligence.
Reinforce waste treatment
The NGT oversight committee visited the city’s main landfill on Tajpur Road on April 27 and expressed their displeasure at the large mountains of legacy waste that arrived at the landfill as the civic body failed to ensure treatment garbage. MC officials were arrested for the huge accumulation of trash. Residents living in areas near the landfill cried out as toxic smoke emitted from the landfill caused respiratory problems. Regular fires have been reported from the landfill in recent days. Burning garbage at the landfill can cause fires in nearby shacks. Poor solid waste management in the city leads to air and water pollution. The MC waste treatment plant is in a dilapidated state and has been closed for a long time. Efforts should be made to resume operations at the plant. A boundary wall should be built around the landfill. Flammable materials should not be kept at the landfill site to prevent fires. Members of the public action committee are already organizing protests against the illegal dumping of garbage. The Chief Minister and the Local Bodies Department should take cognizance of the matter and order a high-level investigation into it.
Fix liability, impose a fine
Garbage dumps are found in every nook and cranny of Ludhiana and some are as big as hills. A recent fire in a huge dump caused irreparable loss. It could not be controlled quickly. The authorities concerned should be held accountable and heavily condemned. They should explain why the waste from the MC landfill was not being disposed of regularly.
Government should help fire relatives of incident victims
The unfortunate fire that occurred in a shanty town of Ludhiana must be analyzed from different aspects. The relevant question that arises is how such an amount of waste was allowed to accumulate on the nearby MC landfill. People don’t know that most of the materials they use these days are highly flammable. The government is responsible for the tragedy of the hut fire and should come forward to help the loved ones of the victims.
Form probe panel
It is of concern that a fire is burning at the MC dump in the city and seven people have been charred to death in a fire that occurred in a hut near the dump. They died while sleeping. This whole sordid affair happened due to the negligence of the Municipal Corporation. The government should take the incidents seriously by forming a commission of inquiry and its findings should be published in the newspapers. Those responsible must be severely punished. The government must determine responsibility for the incidents.
Take concrete measures to stop the fires
The devastating fire that occurred in a hut near the MC landfill in Ludhiana surprised everyone. The first reason that comes to people’s minds is that the government is responsible for the tragedy. The government should take concrete steps to stop the fires. The lives of seven people who died in the fire should not be wasted and the government must learn a lesson.
Even though the incidence of cancer among women is on the rise, very few women are getting screened for early-stage cancer in the district, a nationwide survey has found. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5), conducted by the Union Department of Health and Family Welfare, through the International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS) of Mumbai, showed that an average of 0.5% of women aged between 30 and 49 years opted for cervical, breast or oral cancer screening at home in Ludhiana district. What should be done to promote cancer screening among women for early detection and treatment of the dreaded disease? Suggestions not exceeding 70 words can be sent to [email protected]
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